Lovebugs are back in Sun City Center for their April and early May five-week mating season. Swarms can number in the hundreds of thousands and quickly end up on the front end of cars that happen to be driving through one.
The acidic composition of these kissingbugs can eat away the paint on cars, so it is advised to removed the bugs as soon as possible, especially on older cars. Newer paint jobs are more formidable and can resist the acidic environment a lot better.
Similar to snow fall, luv bugs seem to go with the wind, flying slowly and aimlessly through the air, void of any flight pattern.
These honeymoon flies mate in Florida in the spring, late summer and exclusively in south Florida in December.